SSC Solved Paper - CGL (2015)
General Awareness (held on 09-08-2015 Morning Shift)
1. The graded profile of a river course is a
(a) smooth curve from source to mouth.
(b) smooth curve in the upper course.
(c) smooth curve in the lower course.
(d) smooth curve in the middle course.
Answer: (b) smooth curve in the upper course.
2. It is easy to burst a gas-filled balloon with a needle than with a nail. It is because
(a) gas is reactive with the needle.
(b) nail is more longer than needle.
(c) nail exerts more pressure than needle on the balloon.
(d) needle exerts more pressure than nail on the balloon.
Answer: (d) needle exerts more pressure than nail on the balloon.
3. Where was the first conference of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) held ?
(c) New Delhi
Answer: (a) Dhaka
4. The Award given for outstanding performance in Sports is
(a) Dronacharya Award
(b) Bharat Ratna
(c) Padma Shri Award
(d) Arjuna Award
Answer: (d) Arjuna Award
5. Ice is packed in saw dust because
(a) saw dust is a good conductor of heat.
(b) saw dust is poor conductor of heat.
(c) saw dust will not get melted easily.
(d) saw dust does not stick to the ice.
Answer: (b) saw dust is poor conductor of heat.
6. Hydrogen peroxide is an effective sterilizing agent. Which one of the following product results when it readily loses active oxygen ?
(c) Nasant Hydrogen
Answer: (a) Hydrogen
7. Gross National Product — Depreciation Allowance = ?
(a) Gross Domestic Product
(b) Per Capita Income
(c) Net National Product
(d) Personal Income
Answer: (c) Net National Product
8. The velocity of sound in moist air is more than in dry air because the moist air has
(a) more density than dry air.
(b) more pressure than dry air.
(c) less density than dry air.
(d) less pressure than dry air.
Answer: (a) more density than dry air.
9. The birthday of which of the following leaders is celebrated as Teachers Day in India ?
(a) Lala Lajpat Rai
(b) Dr. C. Rajgopalachari
(c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(d) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
Answer: (d) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
10. Photoperiodism affects
(b) Vegetative Growth
(c) All of these
Answer: (c) All of these
11. The term brown air is used for
(a) Photochemical smog
(b) Acid fumes
(c) Industrial smog
(d) Sulfurous smog
Answer: (a) Photochemical smog
12. Animal protein is called first class protein because it is
(a) cheaper in the market.
(b) easily digestible.
(c) rich in essential amino acids.
(d) delicious in taste
Answer: (c) rich in essential amino acids
13. The South-East trade winds are attracted towards the Indian sub-continent in the rainy season due to
(a) the effect of Northern-East trade winds
(b) the presence of low atmospheric pressure over North-West India.
(c) the development of cyclone over equator.
(d) the effect of easterlies.
Answer: (b) the presence of low atmospheric pressure over North-West India.
14. If the President wants to resign from his office, he may do so by writing to the
(a) Prime Minister
(b) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(c) Chief Justice of India
Answer: (d) Vice-President
15. Jallianwala incident took place at
Answer: (a) Amritsar
16. Equilibrium price in the market is determined by the
(a) equality between average cost and average revenue.
(b) equality between marginal and average cost.
(c) equality between total cost and total revenue.
(d) equality between marginal cost and marginal revenue.
Answer: (d) equality between marginal cost and marginal revenue.
17. Electric current is measured using which of the following instrument ?
Answer: (d) Ammeter
18. Which hill station's name means place of the thunderbolt ?
Answer: (d) Darjeeling
19. One of the features of a free market economy is
(a) public ownership of factors of production
(b) consumer's sovereignty
(c) rationing and price control
(d) active State intervention
Answer: (b) consumer's sovereignty
20. The legislature gains a priority over the executive in
(a) A Federal Government
(b) A Parliamentary Government
(c) An Authoritarian Government
(d) A Presidential Government
Answer: (b) A Parliamentary Government
21. Which one of the following animals belongs to Mollusca ?
Answer: (a) Haliotis
22. In 1939 Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as President of the Congress Party defeating
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(c) V.B. Patel
(d) Pattabhi Sitharamayya
Answer: (d) Pattabhi Sitharamayya
23. Peroxyacetyl nitrate is a :
(a) Acidic dye
(b) Secondary pollutant
(d) Plant hormone
Answer: (b) Secondary pollutant
24. Sink hole is a phenomenon of ____________ topography.
Answer: (d) Desert
25. Internal economies
(a) accrue to a firm when it expands its output.
(b) arise in an economy as it makes progress.
(c) arise when there is expansion in internal trade.
(d) arise when there is expansion in an industry.
Answer: (d) arise when there is expansion in an industry.
26. Agha Khan Cup is related with which of the following sport event ?
(c) Table Tennis
Answer: (a) Hockey
27. The maximum fixation of solar energy is done by
(c) Green plants
28. Which of the following river does not originate in Indian territory ?
Both Brahmaputra and Satluj originate in Tibet.
29. What happens when a drop of glycerol is added to crushed KMnO₄ spread on a paper ?
(a) The paper ignites.
(b) There is no reaction.
(c) There is a crackling sound.
(d) There is a violent explosion.
Answer: (a) The paper ignites.
30. Which of the following pair is not correctly matched ?
(a) Akbar — Todarmal
(b) Chanakya — Chandragupta
(c) Vikramaditya — Chaitanya
(d) Harshavardhan — Hiuen Tsang
Answer: (c) Vikramaditya — Chaitanya
31. The ship building yard — Mazgaon Dock is located at
Answer: (b) Mumbai
32. To whom the line 'A thing of beauty is joy for ever' is attributed ?
(a) William Wordsworth
(b) Jonathan Swift
(c) John Keats
(d) Charles Dickens
Answer: (c) John Keats
33. Most commonly used bleaching agent is
(c) Carbon Dioxide
(d) Sodium Chloride
Answer: (b) Chlorine
34. The greatest king of the Pratihara dynasty was
(a) Nagbhatta II
(d) Bhoj (Mihir-Bhoj)
Answer: (d) Bhoj (Mihir-Bhoj)
35. Kerala is famous for the cultivation of
(a) 2, 3 and 4
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 4
(d) 1, 2 and 4
Answer: (b) 1, 2 and 3
36. Rearranging and allocating space in memory to provide for multiple computing tasks is called
(b) Memory Management
Answer: (c) Multi-programming
37. The least penetrating power ray is
(a) ß — Ray
(b) α — Ray
(c) Γ — Ray
(d) X — Ray
Answer: (b) α — Ray
38. Which of the following is FALSE with respect to rain water harvesting ?
(a) It helps meet rising water demand.
(b) It helps raising water table.
(c) It is a device of water conservation.
(d) It increases run-off losses.
Answer: (d) It increases run-off losses.
39. Outside the nucleus DNA is found in
(c) Endoplasmic reticulum
(d) Golgi bodies
Answer: (a) Mitochondria
40. The Panchayat Samiti remains accountable for its functions to
(a) Janpad Panchayats
(b) Anchal Panchayats
(c) The Gram Panchayats and Gram Sabha
(d) Zilla Parishads
Answer: (d) Zilla Parishads
41. IN the national context, which of the following indicates Macro Approach ?
(a) Income from Railways.
(b) Exports of Mangoes to U.K.
(c) Inflation in India
(d) Sales of Bata Shoe Company
Answer: (c) Inflation in India
42. Which of the following is not a Union Territory ?
(a) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Answer: (b) Nagaland
43. X-Rays can be used
(a) to detect heart diseases.
(b) to detect gold under the earth.
(c) for cutting and welding of metals.
(d) to detect defects in precious stones and diamonds.
Answer: (d) to detect defects in precious stones and diamonds.
44. The longest continental Railway in the world is
(a) Canadian National Railway
(b) Trans Siberian Railway
(c) Trans Atlantic Railway
(d) Canadian Pacific Railway
Answer: (b) Trans Siberian Railway
45. Who was the founder of Lodhi dynasty ?
(a) Ibrahim Lodhi
(b) Bahlol Lodhi
(c) Sikandar Lodhi
(d) Daulat Khan Lodhi
Answer: (a) Ibrahim Lodhi
46. Match the following :
List I List II
A. Ascorbic acid 1. Photosynthetic pigment
B. Chlorophyll 2. Quencher
C. Carotenoid 3. Enzyme
D. Superoxide dismutase 4. Vitamin - C
(a) A-4, B-1, C-3, D-2
(b) A-4, B-2, C-1, D-3
(c) A-2, B-4, C-1, D-3
(d) A-4, B-1, C-2, D-3
Answer: (a) A-4, B-1, C-3, D-2
47. The legislature in a democratic country can influence public opinion by
(a) Defining the duties of the citizens
(b) Enacting non-controversial laws
(c) Granting Rights
(d) Focussing attention on public issues
Answer: (a) Defining the duties of the citizens
48. Which among the following is not a Bretton Woods Institution ?
(a) World Bank
(b) International Monetary Fund
(c) Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
(d) None of these
Answer: (c) Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
49. What is used to identify whether a data word has an odd or even number of 1's ?
(a) Parity bit
(b) Carry bit
(c) Zero bit
(d) Sign bit
Answer: (a) Parity bit
50. Allantois of Embryo helps in
Answer: (b) protection